Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Morgan won 13 gold, 2 silver medals at 1984 and 1992 Paralympic Games
May 14, 2008
IRVINE, Calif. - Former UC Irvine swimmer John Morgan has been elected to the US Olympic Hall of Fame.
John Morgan won 10 medals at the 1992 Paralympic Games in Barcelona. In Barcelona, Morgan set six world records and two Paralympic records. He won a total of 13 gold medals and two silver medals between the 1992 Games and the 1984 Games in Los Angeles.
Morgan, who is blind, set 14 world records in his swimming career, including five in the B2 classification and nine in the B1 classification. He currently holds nine world records in the International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA), eight International Paralympic Committee (IPC) world records and eight Paralympic records.
Morgan was named UCI's Most Inspirational swimmer in both 1986 and 1987. He represented the Anteaters at the PCAA (Big West) Championships.
Morgan will be inducted to the Hall of Fame June 19th at the Harris Theater in Chicago. The 2008 Hall of Fame class consists of John Morgan, volleyball player Karch Kiraly, wrestler Bruce Baumgartner, runner Joan Benoit, figure skater Brian Boitano, boxer Oscar de La Hoya, equestrian J. Michael Plumb, basketball player David Robinson, swimmer Amy Van Dyken, shooter Lones W. Wigger Jr., figure skating coach Carlo Fassi, figure skater Carol Heiss Jenkins, special contributor Frank Marshall and the 1996 Women's Gymnastics team (Amanda Borden, Amy Chow, Dominique Dawes, Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Jaycie Phelps and Kerri Strug).The ceremony will air on NBC Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Comments: Three Of The Most Inspirational People You Will Ever Meet. and quite possibly three of the most beautiful people you will ever meet. not being biased or anything.
toodely pip and bisous xx janelle xx wishing oodles of inspiration upon you all.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
these images are short lived.
Contributors: Veronica & Janelle
Comments: pass. what can i say? another hideous shopping list. and proudly completed today. hooah. toodely pip and all that. xxx janelle
Monday, August 11, 2008
(note: the below conversation was all in swahili until the end)
Friday, August 8, 2008
(guardian dog pasha)
Contributors: Veronica and Miranda.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
i then glance aside and see a lady with "corn removers". hmmm. interesting. so i ask her why she is buying them (the nerve of it! gasp gasp in retrospect). she kindly (and clearly politely) tells me that her daughter has a verucca (sp??) oh, i say. in durban, i continue, as one does, there was an indian lady who would suck the verucca straight out the foot with a straw after soaking the foot in hot water for a long time...just like that...suck suck and plop. nice eh? out it came. all clean. . .
9758 (if only he knew)
and my sons worry that i shall "break up" with their father because there i was mumbling about "cheapness of the chinese taps and such things" and "where the bloody hell are all the men" and " and if you're going to bloody well buggar off at least make sure the effing plumbing works...i mean )(#$*(*&#$*(%^&*$^%&*^!!!! AND blah.
i say to them of course i won't, sillies. and kiss their gorgeous sun kissed cheeks...while danu pops the first born says oh mama i wish i could help you more...Oh My God. so i tuck them up and wish them golden dreams and feel my heart full to bursting to breaking. sillies. sillies.
on a seriously lighter and entirely victorious note: miranda of http://thetimesofmiranda.blogspot.com/) has her new motorbike! totally totally groovy and MANY brownie points for the sister hood. indeed. she and her guru famous artist mum pamu came to visit for tea and chocolate cake this afternoon after collecting the motorbike. pamu in landrover and miranda on sexy bike. or rather sexy miranda on bike. the place where they collected the bike from is about fifteen minutes drive away. it took them 2 hours to get here through the karonga (oh god. look it up in a swahili dictionary - a donga, a bloody great big ditch caused by erosion from overgrazing...by poor people..oh BLAH) . i am not going to go into any details here. jesus. bloody unbelievable. (the directionless, the aimlessness) ANYHOW, swifly moving on. great excitement to see mo and her bike roaring up the ngorobobs!
Contributors: Veronica (back from leave) and allegedly miranda (the gas illustration bit)
Comments: pass. (it's a fart coming out of a bum - not a double ewe and a hand alerting us to something, like i thought...)
toodely pip and bisous comme toujours xxxx janelle
Monday, August 4, 2008
Contributors: Janelle and divine guru famous artist friend Pamu.
Comments: quite. quite. and um. say no to plastic. i want a wooden keyboard. and a steel mouse.
toodely pip...and bisous comme toujours...xxx j